A few years ago, my family started a new tradition: Rob Your Neighbor! I’m sure you’ve heard of this game, but just in case you haven’t, here’s a quick rundown of how we play it 🙂
- Each person (who wants to play) brings a small gift. Most of the time, these are gift cards, coffee mug gift sets, chocolate of all varieties, or comfy pillow/blanket sets. (I saw some great fleece blankets at Walmart…I hope someone throws one of these into the mix!)
- Next, numbers are written on small slips of paper…one for each person who is playing.
- All of the presents are then placed together
- Then, each player draws a numbered piece of paper. If you draw “1” you are the first person to choose a gift…you do not want to be first!
- Here’s where the argument always comes in…when you choose a gift, do you open your gift? If so, is it immediately up for grabs, or able to be “robbed?” Do you hold your gift? Do you put it on the floor?
Every year, we seem to eventually settle on the following gift robbing rules:
- Yes, you do have to open your gift.
- It doesn’t matter if you hold your gift, or if you put it on the floor by your seat. It’s up for grabs. Deal with it.
- If someone steals your gift, you can either steal someone else’s gift, or choose a new gift from the pile. You cannot immediately steal your gift back, but can get it back in subsequent “rounds.”
After everyone has taken their turn, and all the gifts are opened…the spirit of giving is actually revealed. Family members who don’t really like Starbucks (gasp!) trade for McDonald’s gift cards. Bags of M&M’s are traded for Ferrero Rocher chocolates. It’s a thing of beauty 🙂
I’m always torn, however, with what present to give (or rob) in this game. Since I’m in a crafty mood this year, here’s what I’m thinking: PRINTABLES! Fun, festive, or inspirational prints in a frame…easy and cute!
Looking for a primtable present? Check out these freebies! Click on the link above each image for a FREE PDF download! (All downloads are 8.5 x 11)
More printables are coming soon, plus how I design with Google Slides!
Thanks for reading!